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#173523 - 05/15/05 07:31 AM Re: Performing outdoors
travlin'easy Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15101
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
The only work around for the LED indicators is the MFC10 foot pedal, which can be programmed to perform some of the tasks, but then you have to work with a 10 button pedal, which is another problem for live performers who already have too many things going on at the same time.

PSR-S950, TC Helicon Harmony-M, Digitech VR, Samson Q7, Sennheiser E855, Custom Console, and lots of other silly stuff!

K+E=W (Knowledge Plus Experience = Wisdom.)

#173524 - 05/16/05 01:42 PM Re: Performing outdoors
captain Russ Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 7007
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Tommy, you're right..playing outside on a patio is miserable. I'll be starting my 14th season tomorrow night at a restaurant in Kentucky.

But, by he middle of June, I'll have all my bookings arranged for the off season. I really couldn't tak a year-round job, since winter corporate and state government jobs pay three times the restaurant rate. My customers look for me on the patio. Out of the corporate jobs, I get film production, film score work, research and graphics projects and lots of valuable contacts. Everybody knows this place and has seen me there at one time or another.

Balance that with equipment damage, carrying two complete sound systems in and out every night...heat, rain and's a love-hate relationship.


#173525 - 05/16/05 02:08 PM Re: Performing outdoors
Sheriff Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 965
Loc: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Originally posted by SBPC:
...Then the remaining problem I've had to deal with is not being able to see the red LED's...

Try to swap the red LEDs with blue ones! The sun has many parts of red and yellow light. The blue light has a higher frequency and so it is much better to see (it seems to be much brighter). The blue LEDs cost much more than the normal LEDs (red, yellow, green).
Be careful: The blue LEDs always have a higher flow voltage and current then the other ones but there are some brighter types of blue LEDs which can be used with lower current.

Greetings from Frankfurt (Germany),
Sheriff ;-)
Greetings from Frankfurt (Germany),
Sheriff ;-)

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